Norwich Western Link Consultation

Closed 3 Jul 2018

Opened 8 May 2018

Results Updated 20 Feb 2019

A report detailing the results of the consultation has now been produced.

The Norwich Western Link consultation had two elements – a text-based ‘Initial Views’ questionnaire and a complementary map on which people could highlight transport issues in specific locations.

The Initial View consultation received more than 1,700 responses while more than 750 comments from just over 530 contributors were ‘pinned’ to the consultation map.

The results show that the majority of people who took part in the consultation believe a new road linking the A47 to Broadland Northway (previously the Northern Distributor Road) would help tackle transport issues in the area.  This option was selected more than three times as much as the next most popular option, ‘Improving existing roads’.

The full breakdown of responses to this question, showing how many people selected each option, is as follows

People were asked ‘Although one potential option to tackle transport issues in this area is to build a new road we are committed to examining all of the possible options.  Which options would you like us to explore?’

  • New road linking NDR to A47 - 1,492
  • Improving existing roads - 473
  • Improving public transport - 312
  • Improving cycling routes - 299
  • New cycling route linking NDR to A47 - 276
  • Traffic calming on existing routes - 206
  • Better walking routes - 177
  • New walking route linking NDR to A47 - 136
  • Other - 30
  • Do nothing – 27

People who took part in the consultation were also asked to identify which transport problems were a particular issue in the area to the west of Norwich.  The top three issues people selected were:

  • Roads not suitable for level of traffic (selected by 1,395 people)
  • Rat-running (selected by 1,103 people)
  • Slow journey times (selected by 1,001 people)

People were also asked which issues the County Council should consider when planning any transport improvements in the area.  The top three issues people selected were:

  • Reducing congestion (selected by 1,135 people)
  • Reducing rat-running (selected by 1,115 people)
  • Shortening journey times (selected by 1,026 people)

Files:

Overview

When we announced plans to build the Norwich Northern Distributor Road (A1270) north and east of the city, a lot of people told us they were concerned about transport issues to the west of Norwich. Many wanted us to fill in what they saw as a ‘missing link’ between the Fakenham Road (A1067) and the A47.

At this stage, we want to hear about any transport issues that currently exist west of Norwich. This will help to determine whether we need to do anything to tackle these issues.

Areas

  • All Areas

Audiences

  • All residents

Interests

  • Planning
  • Traffic and transportation